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Obituary - Cecilia Ann Cheek Harris



Cecilia C. Harris, mother of walking horse trainer Justin Harris, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 23, 2015 after a battle with cancer for 27 years.  Cecilia is the daughter of Robert F. (Bobby) and Carolyn Thompson Cheek. 

She leaves behind her three sons Jason (Jessica), of Gray Rock Rd.,Kittrell, Justin (Slayden) of Shelbyville, Tenn. And Christopher (Mick) of the home, 3 grand children, Joe, Addie and Annie Grace.  She is also survived by her parents Bobby and Carolyn Cheek, two siblings William (Bill) and Judy, Mary Hassell l and Tony Pernell, 6 nieces and nephews, and 9 great nieces and nephews, Randy Harris and family along with  many close friends whom she loved dearly.

Cecilia was born in Chapel Hill, NC but grew up in Butner, NC.  She graduated from South Granville H.S. and continued her education at Hardbargers and Vance Granville Community College.  She received her degree in Fashion Merchandising and Recreational Therapy.  Her working years were spent at Murdoch Center, Coco-Cola Vending Services, and her last years at Pete’s Body Shop.

During her high school and college years she was a lifeguard and taught swimming to many children.
Cecilia looked forward for the Carolina Basketball Season along with NFL Football.

Rev. Brock Meyer will officiate her Memorial Service on June 14, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. at Community United Methodist Church, 507 W. “E” Street, Butner, NC 27509.  Contributions may be made to Duke Hospice, Community United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or charity of your choice.

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